Jeremy has moved to the Fort Myers area in Florida and is now playing the mini-tours full time. He has had some success so far, but has struggled a bit with his ball striking while getting acclimated with playing and practicing every day. As you will see Jeremy has a technically sound swing, and in this particular lesson I choose to work on his posture and the flow of his swing instead of anything position oriented. Jeremy has a great build for the game and is a wiry strong guy, but it just appeared to me that he was so tight and trying so hard to do what he wanted to do with his swing that there was no freedom […]
Ricky Fowler has decided that if he is to be a great player he can’t do it on his own and he can’t do it with the swing he grew up with, and that he needs the help of Butch Harmon to enable him to achieve his goals. Ricky brought the new swing to Torrey Pines and we have a nice shot of a 4 iron to compare with Fowler’s 2010 swing. Fowler has missed both cuts this year, and before the Arizona tournament he was interviewed by a local magazine. Here are some interesting quotes made when asked about the changes he was working on with Harmon: “Just taking what I have and tuning it and cleaning it up […]
It’s always neat to see major changes in the course of a 2 or so hour lesson, and this one certainly qualifies. Rokki is a high level senior amateur who would like to compete on a national level, but has found himself falling just short of his goals due to erratic ball striking. He had been watching my videos for some time when he met Jeremy Wells, a student of mine who graduated college and is now living in Fort Myers and making his way on the mini-tour with designs to play the PGA Tour. Jeremy encouraged Rokki to accompany him over to Boca Raton to have a face to face lesson, and from the looks of things it will […]
A swing analysis such as this one is altogether different from a lesson video. John, an old friend dating back to when we spent time together in New York City at the All-American banquet in 1979, was nice enough to come out and hit some shots at the back of the range at Isleworth after we finished the first round of the Isleworth Invitational. John shot a 2-under 70 in spite of a triple bogey 6 on the par 3 11th, and would eventually shoot another 70 and finish second to Nick O’Hern. John has watched some of my swing analysis videos and finds them entertaining, and was curious to see what kind of observations I would make about his […]
I think it would be interesting to go back to watch Derek’s other online lessons either before or after this one to see the progression in the first three and then the bit of regression here in the fourth. Derek reported in that he had been playing and scoring quite well a few months prior to shooting these swings but after getting busy with work and life and not having time to practice or play much had run into a poor stretch of play. In analyzing the swing we see Derek’s usual fluid move and stable lower body from face on, but note some asymmetrical leg movement from down the line, with the right knee and leg holding so stationary […]
If you ever wanted proof that perfect tempo does not make a perfect swing this would be it. I counted Laurent’s tempo at 24/8, a perfect 3/1, and yet his mechanics have a lot of room for improvement. Here is an email Laurent sent along with his swings, and as I mention in the video he does a great job of self -diagnosis: Hi Wayne first I want to mention that I loved your site and really enjoy my weekly dose of video golf analysis I few word about me : iam currently around 9hcp and still going down I have been working a lot lately to avoid my head deeping forward on the back swing (very visible on […]
Daniel Summerhays has been a professional for 7 years, and actually won his only Tour event (on the Nationwide Tour) as an amateur. He turned pro 2 weeks later and has been grinding out there ever since, having his ups and downs but seemingly hitting his stride a bit in 2013 and the beginning of 2014. From the looks of his swing I would say that unless he is inept around the greens he should become a solid top 20 player with tremendous upside. There just aren’t many players with better action than this. He is another representative of the “you don’t have to be 6 feet something and 200+ pounds and carry the ball 300 to be a great […]
Everyone who is anyone who talks about golf these days is talking about distance. The question on everyone’s lips is “How far is too far?”, and of course they are talking about how far everyone, it seems, is hitting the ball. I was at one National Club Pro Championship in New Mexico where the driving leader averaged 330 yards, with a long drive of over 390 yards. Even though the event was played at 5000 feet of altitude, those are still some serious numbers. The crazy stats are seen every week now. Give a long hitter a fast fairway and little bit of helping wind and drives of close to 400 yards are commonplace. Here in the Middle Atlantic Section […]
This might as well be a commercial for the Posture Pod, as Chris is a prime example of a good player who can’t quite get to the next level because of his up and under lower body movement, the exact thing that the Posture Pod was designed to help. All the familiar patterns are here, with the right leg going forward toward the ball and the head backing up, while the right arm falls behind the body and releases out to the right through impact. A lot of what separates this website and my teaching from others is that we put a lot of focus on body movement and the use of the ground to drive the swing, and this […]
Wayne, I really appreciated the assessments you made of the videos I sent in. I wanted to take a little time to absorb the information you discussed and to work on a few things before I reached out to you to set up a time to chat. Please let me know a day and time that works best for you. I realize the pga show is this week upcoming. I will not be attending but if you are and your schedule is restricted we can certainly wait until after the show. With that said, there are a few thoughts/ideas I had regarding my swing and your analysis. Having viewed a great number of your videos and posts over the past […]
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